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Call for Drawings: Architectural Elements of Spontaneous Constructions

  • 11:43 - 15 November, 2016
Call for Drawings: Architectural Elements of Spontaneous Constructions
Call for Drawings: Architectural Elements of Spontaneous Constructions, ph: Antonio Maria Fanetti
ph: Antonio Maria Fanetti

In those areas in which spontaneous and unauthorized construction is widespread, overwhelming good architecture, one should consider that informal phenomena are a tangible manifestation of the social relationship with built environment. Structural or decorative elements are figured out and crafted to quickly respond to two important needs: spatial appropriation and self-representation of the builder. Often lying in the grey area of building regulations. Those elements adapt their form to any concrete frame construction and the modus operandi of the builders; absorb imperfections of the self-made building; speed up work; reuse or recycle existing materials.

SPONTANEOUS’s survey aims at rising the following operative questions: can an illegal/informal architectural element, which is widely employed in a community, become a subject of design interest? How does architecture practice anticipate and re-elaborate an established way of transforming the built environment driven by immediate needs? How can these elements be officially produced to meet a higher aesthetic and safety standard?

In 2017, selected submissions will be published in a collective atlas that will gather the above-mentioned surveying activity. It is intended to provide a partial list of architectural clichés, built for immediate needs. Each drawing will be credited to the author, who will participate to a collective system of knowledge exploring the self-made constructions' spread over our territories. The atlas will be divided in four categories: enclosure, decoration, structure, technological system.

Check out our call and participate to the collective atlas!

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  • Title

    Call for Drawings: Architectural Elements of Spontaneous Constructions
  • Type

    Call for Submissions
  • Organizers

  • Submission Deadline

    30/11/2016 23:30
  • Price

    Free

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Cite: "Call for Drawings: Architectural Elements of Spontaneous Constructions" 15 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/799466/call-for-drawings-architectural-elements-of-spontaneous-constructions/> ISSN 0719-8884

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